Sometimes, people are too good for their current job – for most of us, this happens when we hold a position that we only see as a “transitional phase”, like a fast food job that helps us save money for college. However, some of us have been stuck doing the same things for years, and when that happens it is not uncommon to simply outgrow your current job and to start expanding your professional horizons. If you suspect that your IQ may be too high for your current job and that it’s time to move on, here are several signs that will surely help you figure out your next move:
1. You Are Constantly Bored At Work
The first and most obvious sign that you have outgrown your job and you are simply too good for it is that you get constantly bored. You keep checking your phone, you are always online on social networking websites, you play computer games or you do anything, but your job. It is not uncommon for people who have a much higher IQ than the one required for a certain position to get bored very quickly, and to be easily distracted at the same time. If you noticed that you simply cannot focus or your job anymore or that you are not as excited to go to work each morning as you once used to be, then perhaps it is time for a fresh new start.
Starting from scratch, with a brand new job that allows you to evolve both personally and professionally may be the best decision for you. It is essential to choose a career that constantly challenges you, one that always keeps you engaged and interested and what makes you want to improve yourself.
2. You Simply Do Not Find Somebody Good Enough To Train You
If you have an entry-level job in a corporation and you are slowly trying to climb all the way to the top, aiming for a management position, then you certainly want to get a good mentor that can help you take your knowledge and your skills to the next level. However, if you feel that nobody is good enough to mentor you, or that your supervisor simply does not have what it takes for that position, then perhaps it is time to reconsider your career path.